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Lieut Henry Harrington
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1849
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Lt Harrington was second-in-command of C Troop, 7th Cavalry. The commander of C Troop was Capt Tom Custer, LTC Custer's brother. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Harrington was the Acting Commander of the troop, while Capt Custer was assigned as LTC Custer's aide-de-camp. During the Battle of the Litttle Bighorn it is believed C Troop took a position on the right flank of Lt James Calhoun's L Troop, near what is called today Calhoun Ridge. After the battle 15 bodies, including two sergeants, from C Troop were found in this area...but not Harrington's. Nor was any of his clothing or personal property ever recovered. Lakota warrior accounts of the battle revealed that one soldier in this area was able to break out and flee from the battlefield towards the north. This soldier, while whipping his horse with a revolver, either fatally shot himself accidently or on purpose. Some researchers believe this soldier could have been Harrington, who was known to be mounted on one of the fastest horses in the 7th. His unknown remains are believed to have been interred in the mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill in 1881. 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16191667
Lieut Henry Harrington
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Lieut Henry Harrington
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Lieut Henry Harrington
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Jesus said:- There is joy before the angels of God for one repenting sinner. . Luke 15
- David Martin
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 10, 2010
It's not fashionable today to honor folks from your era of American expansionism. From one veteran to another, you did your duty, did it well & I will always consider you a hero of the 7th Cavalry.
- Mike Lentz
 Added: Feb. 18, 2010
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